List of public art in Millbank

This is a list of public art in Millbank, a district in the City of Westminster, London.

Millbank is the location of Tate Britain and the Chelsea College of Arts; the latter institution's Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground is a large temporary exhibition space for the work of students and established artists.[1]

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DateArtist / designerArchitect / other Type Designation Notes

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The Rescue of Andromeda Outside Tate Britain

51°29′27″N 0°07′37″W
1893Henry Charles FehrN/A Sculptural group Grade II* (with building) A plaster model was exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1893 and cast in bronze, probably at the recommendation of Frederic, Lord Leighton. This was bought for the Tate the following year under the terms of the Chantrey Bequest. Initially displayed inside the gallery, it was moved to its present site in 1911, where the sculptor felt it was "swamped by heavy masonry".[2]

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Statue of John Everett Millais John Islip Street, rear of Tate Britain

51°29′28″N 0°07′44″W
1904Thomas BrockN/A Statue Grade II Originally stood by the entrance of the gallery. By 1961 Norman Reid, the Tate's director, considered the statue to have a "positively harmful" effect and attempted have it replaced by Rodin's sculpture of John the Baptist. In 2000 the statue was moved to the rear of the building after ownership was transferred from English Heritage to the Tate.[3]

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The Death of Dirce Outside Tate Britain

51°29′27″N 0°07′37″W
1906Charles Bennett Lawes-WittewrongeN/A Sculptural group Grade II* (with building) Based on the Farnese Bull, a classical sculpture depicting the same subject. Presented to the Tate by the sculptor's widow in 1911. A second, larger version in marble is in the grounds of Rothamsted Manor, the sculptor's family estate in Hertfordshire.[4]
Saint George Thames House 1928Charles Sargeant JaggerFrank Baines Architectural sculpture Grade II
Britannia Thames House 1928Charles Sargeant JaggerFrank Baines Architectural sculpture Grade II
Marine Transport Imperial Chemical House 1928Charles Sargeant JaggerFrank Baines Architectural sculpture Grade II
The Sower Imperial Chemical House 1928Charles Sargeant JaggerFrank Baines Architectural sculpture Grade II
Chemistry Imperial Chemical House 1928Charles Sargeant JaggerFrank Baines Architectural sculpture Grade II
The Builder Imperial Chemical House 1928Charles Sargeant JaggerFrank Baines Architectural sculpture Grade II
Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 1 McGregor Courtyard, Chelsea College of Arts, Atterbury Road

51°29′25″N 0°07′38″W
1959Henry MooreN/A Sculpture N/A Originally installed at the Chelsea School of Art's newly built Manresa Road campus in 1964, Moore's sculpture took up residence at the college's current location in 2010.[5]

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Locking Piece Riverside Walk Gardens

51°29′21″N 0°07′40″W
1963–1964Henry MooreN/A Sculpture N/A Unveiled 19 July 1968. Moore had never been satisfied with the setting of the piece on a multi-faceted plinth by a fountain; these features were removed and the gardens re-landscaped in 2003.[6]

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Jeté Millbank, south of Tate Britain

51°29′23″N 0°07′40″W
1975Enzo PlazzottaN/A Statue N/A Unveiled 16 July 1985. Represents the dancer David Wall making his entrance in the ballet La Bayadère.[7]
Glass canopy Chapter House, Chapter Street

51°29′28″N 0°08′02″W
2004Kate Maestri with Andrew Moor AssociatesN/A Glass canopy N/A [8]
Big 4 Channel 4 headquarters, Horseferry Road

51°29′45″N 0°07′59″W
2007Freestate and Atelier OneN/A Sculpture N/A Unveiled 16 October 2007, for Channel 4's 25th anniversary. The separate elements of the sculpture when seen from the right angle form the number 4, in the manner of the channel's idents. The bare steel structure was designed to be adapted by artists who would create their own "skins", thus constantly renewing the work.[9]

Search for Enlightenment Riverside Walk Gardens

51°29′21″N 0°07′41″W
2011Simon GudgeonN/A Sculptures N/A Unveiled 9 October 2011.[10] Two large, bronze heads in profile, shallow and hollowed-out with their faces upturned to the sky. The sculptor wished to comment on "the narrowness of consciousness, the vastness of time and the transience of humanity".[11] (See also another casting above.)
Tree sculpture The Courthouse, Horseferry Road

51°29′43″N 0°07′43″W
2014Tom PriceBiotecture Sculpture N/A [12]

References

  1. Shiels, Conor (8 December 2009), "Chelsea parade ground wins award", Arts London News, archived from the original on 6 September 2014, retrieved 23 January 2015
  2. Birchall, Heather (September 2003), The Rescue of Andromeda by Henry C Fehr, Tate, retrieved 31 August 2014
  3. Birchall, Heather (February 2002), Sir John Everett Millais by Sir Thomas Brock, Tate, retrieved 31 August 2014
  4. Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 157.
  5. CHELSEA space: #32 Don't Do Any More Henry Moore: Henry Moore and the Chelsea School of Art, University of the Arts London, retrieved 10 August 2014
  6. Ward-Jackson 2011, pp. 157–158.
  7. Ward-Jackson 2011, p. 159.
  8. Chapter Street, London SW1Glass Art Canopy in transparent enamels, Andrew Moor Associates, retrieved 27 August 2014
  9. "The Big 4 so far", The Big Art Project, Channel 4, retrieved 7 January 2013
  10. Search for Enlightenment, Candy & Candy, 9 October 2011, retrieved 7 June 2013
  11. Gudgeon, Simon, "Search for Enlightenment", Simon Gudgeon, archived from the original on 21 October 2013, retrieved 7 June 2013
  12. The Courthouse Apartments, Westminster, Biotecture, retrieved 20 August 2014

Bibliography

  • Ward-Jackson, Philip (2011), Public Sculpture of Historic Westminster: Volume 1, Public Sculpture of Britain, 14, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, ISBN 978-1-84631-691-3
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